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Offline Jackie Stephens

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Might play in a tournament need help!!
« on: May 09, 2008, 08:41:19 PM »
Hey guys!! you all should remember me, anyways I might play in the Royal Palms tournament in Florida boys 16s and well I haven't played a tournament in a while but my sponsor wants me to play. I have been having trouble lately. My forehand has been off, when I hit a big shot because I have a big forehand I miss a couple Inches out behind the baseline now and nothing just isn't working. I use accelerated racket head speed, use an Semi-Western Forehand grip and I just can't build consistensy with my new big forehand. I recently changed from being a consistent net player to a  big forehander and it just hasn't been working for days, I stopped being consistent because these guys now were hitting bigger shots then I was and I do hit hard shots but these guys take the cake.
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Re: Might play in a tournament need help!!
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2008, 08:44:15 PM »
Hey guys!! you all should remember me, anyways I might play in the Royal Palms tournament in Florida boys 16s and well I haven't played a tournament in a while but my sponsor wants me to play. I have been having trouble lately. My forehand has been off, when I hit a big shot because I have a big forehand I miss a couple Inches out behind the baseline now and nothing just isn't working. I use accelerated racket head speed, use an Semi-Western Forehand grip and I just can't build consistensy with my new big forehand. I recently changed from being a consistent net player to a  big forehander and it just hasn't been working for days, I stopped being consistent because these guys now were hitting bigger shots then I was and I do hit hard shots but these guys take the cake.


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Re: Might play in a tournament need help!!
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2008, 08:45:30 PM »
I have already, its been there for a year, I just came back to this forum and I'm here to stay  :)
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Re: Might play in a tournament need help!!
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2008, 09:01:55 PM »
Jackie, do you think the problem with your forehand might be related to your lack lack of confidence? If not, are you technically doing something differently now? It's hard to answer your question. What does your  trainer think?

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Re: Might play in a tournament need help!!
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2008, 09:05:49 PM »
That dummy tells me keep the ball in play deep with spin, yah yah yah. I try that crap and get winners hit on me then I started driving the ball at a decent moderater speed of racket head and it worked but some balls where so hard that I couldn't hit any harder when the strings hit my racket and I'm using Big banger Luxilon with with the K-FED racket and my string is on 57 which is fine but I'm not sure what the problem is.. how do I get my forehand more consistent?
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Re: Might play in a tournament need help!!
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2008, 11:11:29 PM »
Video would be helpful. It's hard to make recommendations on thin air. How are you missing? Are you missing consistanly into the net, or are you missing consistantly long? 
If you're missing consistantly long then "that dummy" is right. Spin will help bring it in. If you are consistantly missing into the net, than you need a higher trajectory. Try hitting with a little more clearence over the net.

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Re: Might play in a tournament need help!!
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2008, 12:48:59 AM »
That dummy tells me keep the ball in play deep with spin, yah yah yah. I try that crap and get winners hit on me then I started driving the ball at a decent moderater speed of racket head and it worked but some balls where so hard that I couldn't hit any harder when the strings hit my racket and I'm using Big banger Luxilon with with the K-FED racket and my string is on 57 which is fine but I'm not sure what the problem is.. how do I get my forehand more consistent?
if u trying too much to get ur forehand back, just stop doing that.......take a break from tennis for exactly a week, don't even touch ur racket.......it ll be fine after that. just get back to what u were doing to play winning tennis, u ll urself find the big forehand. sometimes, advices of coaches don't work at all. a few days break from the game ll do real good....... 
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